Matt from IGN explores a preliminary Revolution development kit.
It is well known that Nintendo has shipped over a thousand Revolution development kits and that many of those kits consist of peripherals for current GameCube development kits. Recently Matt Casamassina had a chance to study the development kit hardware.
While details about the preliminary kit have little affect on eager gamers, and major third parties now have more sophisticated Revolution development kits, the setup is curious. Everything is wired. The freehand style controller connects to and is powered by a GameCube controller socket, while the nunchuck peripheral attaches to the freehand style controller through an Ethernet port. Interestingly, the sensor that detects the controller's position is connected through a memory port, much like the GameCube microphone.
Matt also offers brief impressions of the makeshift controller in the full story.